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was taken. look at, judy, there's a certain passivity there. there was energy in that room right now. i mean... >> woodruff: well, they're waiting. >> usually there's a milling back and forth and kind of a... >> woodruff: higher energy. people who slap each other's backs for a living. they're good at that. i agree with that. >> it looks like a painting almost. >> woodruff: i'm told the president i rit outside the door. but who knows how close he is. but in just a moment, the house sergeant of arms is going to... maybe it's about to happen in a moment. he's going to announce the president. >> watch he does. he comes down three steps, three rows. >> woodruff: paul irving. house sergeant of arms. >> puts his finger on a button. see him? he did that. >> mr. speaker, the president of the united states. ( applause ) >> woodruff: so at nine minutes after 9:00 eastern time, president obama makes his way in. the official plan had been for him to come in a minute or two after. but i guess he has a prerogative of being a few minutes later than what we were told. >> he just can't stop himself. he just l
growth. and conflict with iran could push up energy prices. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: joining us now with more on what to expect from president obama's state of the union address, david gordon, head of research at the eurasia group in washington d.c. >> so if you heard from our report, david, it's all about the economy. that's the big interest for most americans. what can the president propose tomorrow that will get the economy moving without some kindof big stimulus plan? >> so i think that the president's going to try to do a couple of things. first he's going to call on others to help him. first es he going to call on the congress to do two things. one, avoid the sequester, avoid the job cuts that will come from the sequester. and come to a balanced program on putting budget issues on the sidelines for the rest of this year. two, pass immigration reform so people have confidence, migrant workers have confidence, or security improves, so es's going to ask the congress. second he's going call on business whose balance sheets are in very good shape. he's going to say
through a list of other issues from energy to manufacturing, touched on foreign policy and at the end reached, i think it's fair to say, an emotional crescendo when he talked about gun violence in america and recognized a number of individuals there in the house chamber who have been touched by gun violence. either they're the survivors, surviving family members or who themselves have been victims of gun violence. mark, we were counting, i think, as he went through... i know i made some notes. almost a dozen new initiatives the president announced on everything from international trade to higher education to doing something about the voting experience in america. it seemed like the president was trying to inject some energy into his second term. >> i agree wu, judy. i just want to underline the emotional apex of the evening was undoubtedly the "deserve a vote" chant that the president led when he spoke on gun control and the need, making the argument that our police departments were outgunned by those with assault weapons with criminal intent. and i thought that a speech that quite fr
. prime minister shinawatra attended the opening ceremony to place the introduction of renewable energy. >> translator: the government is ready to support the investment and related policies that lead to sustainable energy sources. >> reporter: thailand's electricity city generating authority will buy electricity generated at the facility in a move to increase the use of green power. they agreed to pay shubu electric a higher rate than electricity from non-renewable sources. this agreement means a stable source of income for the japanese company. >> translator: in the future we want to expand investment in overseas projects. we want to make use of those earnings in domestic projects in japan. >> reporter: following the accident at fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant in march 2011, all nuclear plants in japan except for one are offline. so japanese utility companies are looking overseas as a way to secu stability in the future. thailand aims to remain a key manufacturing base within asean, securing a stable electric supply is more important than ever before. the government has high hop
in the republican side is if you buy into green energy or if you play footsie on this issue, you do so at your political peril. >> you do, absolutely. and that's a big change, and it is important. again, i remember four, five or even three years ago, john, a lot of republicans, they would play games with this. they'd say, "okay, oh gosh, i think i need a green energy agenda. but i won't go all the way and support cap-and-trade." they did. they tried to walk down the middle and that's wrong. i think it's philosophically inconsistent, but it's also politically disadvantageous. and we've worked hard to make that so, by the way. the left has had the edge as long as i can remember. they march out to the towns, do whatever they are told to do... one thing we've changed with afp, is we now have an army too. and we can do calls and e-mails and letters and rallies, events, and pressure. and i think that's made a big difference. our side didn't have that five six years ago on this issue. we do now. i do think it's a new day for that reason. (applause) >> hockenberry: this new day has dramatically transf
was localized in the energy sector, falling 1.1%. the financial sector fell just 0%. as i mentioned, this afternoon, a news report about wal-mart hit the broad market and wal-mart shares as well. an executive at the world's largest retail called february sales, quote, "a total disaster," end quote, according to bloomberg. the report said an internal email blamed the slow start to february sales on the increase in the payroll tax that took effect at the first of the year. that had the effect of cutting worker's take home pay by 2%. wal-mart shares fell 2.2%. volume tripled. wal-mart does not publicly report monthly sales figures but e executive's email contends it's the worst start to a month in at least seven years. but worries over wal-mart's sales hit other retail stocks. sears holdings dropped 2.3%. target fell 1.6%. discounter dollar general was down 1.5%. a few other consumer-oriented companies were in focus. the firm behind well known fashion brands like lee jeans, vans shoes and north face jackets had improving profit margins and earnings last quarter. v.f. corporation's outl
billion to improve infrastructure, wants to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour, wants a new energy bill similar to cap-and-trade, wants preschool for every 4-year-old in the nation, tax reform, gun control, citizenship for undocumented immigrants. what are his chances, charles? >> approximately zero. he is talking as if we have a huge surplus so we can start spending all over again inaugural address was the philosophical statement of what i call this left-liberalism, the state of the union address is the programmatic expression of that. there a social ill that he did not have the government answer to? if he did, i did not hear it. >> mark? >> if that is a liberal agenda, we have moved the goal posts in our country. i thought the speech was -- the sum of its parts did not create a greater whole. i thought that parts of it were really good. like the minimum wage, i like the education, i like the training, i particularly like the gun -- at the end. richarde wasn't come in nixon's turn, the lift of a driving dream. >> colby? >> i don't think it was supposed to be that kind of address. i thi
with the nuclear blast. it is an instant depit of energy in the atmosphere. and so forth nationally we were able to tell them, we, i mean people, my scientific brethren who study this, were able to tell them no, that was not somebody's first strike it was actually a cosmic event. so that was in the 1990s. and if this had happened over the pas civic, nobody would have noticed. >> is it, in fact happening all the time? this kind of thing. >> yes, so something of this magnitude we might imagine is perhaps once a decade. i mean if one happened in the 90s and one happened now and you fill in for the areas of the earth it would not have been noticed f it did. for example the north pole or antarctica or northern canada where hardly anybody lives. you could easily sort of hide one of these from anybody's view simply because of the large swathes of area on earth's surface where nobody inhabits it. so i could imagine it would be once every five to ten years. >> and what exactly is it? what is a meteor and what is an asteroid for that matter? >> yeah, well, we can go back, asteroid 101, actually i have the
at big sector movers: telecom stocks were hardest hit, falling 2%. but on the plus side, energy rose slightly. now, let's take a look at some of the day's big earnings reports. whole foods posted a 24% gain in first quarter profits. both sales and margins also improv. but the stock wilted, falling nearly 10% to $87.50. and that's because the company warned of weaker sales and margins for the rest of this year. but that decline was small potatoes compared to the big drop in weight watchers stock, down 17%. earnings plunged in the fourth quarter due to higher costs as well as thinner attendance at its weight loss meetings. the company also warned earnings this year will be far below expectations. "angie's list" was a huge gainer. check out this chart! the company surprised wall street by reporting a fourth quarter profit insteadf a loss. that pushed the stock up more than 20%. the online review site was able to cut costs while boosting revenues. angie's also expects first quarter sales to come in ahead of estimates. skechers also swung to a fourth quarter profit thanks to big gains in
failed again to gain greater access to iran's nuclear sites. a team from the international atomic energy agency returned home empty-handed today, after talks in tehran. meanwhile, iran announced it's installing a new generation of centrifuges to enrich uranium. and, "the washington post" reported iran tried a year ago to buy 100,000 specialized magnets for centrifuges. the u.s. and other nations say iran means to build nuclear weapons. the iranians say their program is for power generation. around the world today, people rallied to raise awareness of violence against women. the "one billion rising" campaign staged rallies, dances and vigils in dozens of major cities. the events were held to coincide with valentine's day. the united nations has estimated that one of every three women worldwide, is raped or beaten in the course of a lifetime. a long-time leader in american a new implantable device that restores some vision in the blind won approval today in the united states. the food and drug administration agreed to allow use of the argus 2 retinal prosthesis. it uses electrodes in the r
of energy, which is good for the environment. >> rose: a carbon tax. >> some form of carbon tax, federal gas tax is going up a bit. something like that. you can get another few hundred billion a year out of that. that gets you up to 3.5. the last trillion is where the rubber meets the road. i think all of that, maybe dems and republicans wouldn't automatically admit they would be willing to do it but all of that is within the realm of reason. the last trillion is the hard part. because then you're making very tough choices about which specific taxes to raise versus which specific spending cuts. >> rose: what choices would you recommend the country make. >> in my opinion and i do work some with the congressional budget office, although they are nonpartisan, this is just my opinion. i would make four or five big choices. i would, indeed, put up some sort of carbon tax. and for the sake of call all of us and future generation. >> rose: the congress went crazy over cap and trade. >> cap and trade is a crazy thing to doment but also, also, frankly, the world has changed. i mean it's a lot hotter
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